Belgium vs Portugal UEFA Euro Cup 2020 Round of 16 Odds, Picks and Predicton 6/27/21
Belgium and Portugal meet at the Estadio de la Cartuja in the knockout stages of Euro 2021. Belgium have moved on to the next stage with 3 wins, and they are just warming up. Portugal got through the group stage again with a draw in their last match, but are still in the round of 16.
Belgium are undefeated in their last 12 matches and have scored 7 goals in the group stage and conceded just one goal. Belgium's top scorer is Lukaku with 3 goals, while De Bruyne added 2 assists.
Castagne and Thorgan Hazard are injured and, although Castagne will not play again in this tournament, Hazard remains questionable. In their last game against Finland, Belgium had 60% possession, 7 shots on goal, 5 corners, 2 great chances created and a maximum of 90% correct passes.
Belgium were a constant threat in this game, and created a lot of chances, but failed to score a goal. In the 74th minute Belgium finally broke the lock, and in the 81st minute Belgium confirmed the victory with another goal.
The final result of this match was 0-2 in favor of Belgium. As far as I am concerned, Belgium is still the favorite to win this tournament, but they are on the more difficult side of the knockout phase and will have to be at the top of their game.
After beating Hungary in Round 1, Portugal were defeated by Germany in Round 2, which meant that the Round 3 game was crucial for them, and it was against France. Portugal had 48% possession of the ball in this game, 5 shots on goal, 0 corner kicks, 3 great chances created and 91% correct passes.
It was a match in which we saw 3 penalties, 2 of them in Portugal. Ronaldo scored both and this match ended in a 2-2 draw. Other than those shots on goal, Portugal didn't show much, and they were lucky that France didn't need anything from this game, otherwise I'm not sure Portugal will get a positive result.
With 5 goals so far in this tournament, Ronaldo is Portugal's top scorer, but I would like to point out that 3 of those 5 goals were from penalties. Rafa Silva has 2 assists. Medes is the only injured player from Portugal at the moment. As I mentioned, Portugal skated again, but now they face the number one team in the world and it will take more than one penalty shoot-out to win.